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Erma D. Hood

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - Updated: 5:49 PM

January 14, 2013

Mrs. Erma D. Hood, 90, formerly of Clark Avenue, Fort Plain, New York died Monday, January 14, 2013 at Palatine Nursing Home.

Born on June 15, 1922 in Fort Plain, NY, she was the daughter of Olen C. Dingman and Elizabeth Tittle Dingman.

She was a graduate of Fort Plain High School, class of 1940 and was a lifelong area resident.

Mrs. Hood worked for Beech-Nut and Life Savers in Canajoharie in various capacities retiring as secretary in 1984 after 41 years of service.

She was of Protestant faith.

Mrs. Hood was a Charter member of the Mid-County Volunteer Ambulance Service, serving with them for about 10 years and a member of the Beech-Nut 25 Year Club.

She was the widow of Clyde K. Hood, who passed away in 1968. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Virgil G. Dingman, Stanley U. Dingman and her sister, Lola Dingman.

Mrs. Hood is survived by her niece, Gail Capece of Canajoharie, NY; 2 nephews, Jan Dingman of Fort Plain, NY, Don Dingman of St. Johnsville, NY; and several cousins.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at Fort Plain Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Gray-Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 34 Center Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Erma D. Hood may be made to the Mid-County Volunteer Ambulance Corp., 46 West Grand Street, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428 or to the Freysbush Methodist Church, C/O 39 Center Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339.

Please sign the online guestbook for Mrs. Hood at


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